ITALY: Heat exchanger equipment manufacturer Lu-Ve has donated €300,000 to support health services battling the coronavirus in the four provinces where the group’s Italian plants are located.
Lu-Ve’s support has gone to the hospitals in the Varese area, to the IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo Pavia Foundation, to the Local Health Authority Dolomiti Provincia di Belluno and to the San Bortolo Onlus Foundation for Hospitals of Vicenza.
“In normal times we would not have disclosed this operation, but the country is going through difficult times and I think it is the duty of all of us, companies and citizens, to act and to call everyone to action,” explained Lu-Ve CEO Matteo Liberali. “We don’t just want to offer concrete help to the clinical structures that are in the front line against the threat of Covid-19, we also want to show them a sign of closeness, esteem and gratitude for their struggle to defend the community and all of us.”
The enforced closure of all non-essential activities has meant that production has ceased at Lu-Ve’s factories in Uboldo, Travacò Siccomario, Alonte and Limana since March 26. Speaking before today’s announcement by the Italian government of an extension of its lockdown, until April 13, Matteo Liberali said: “In these difficult times, a sign of hope comes from China, where our plant in Tianmen (Hubei), closed following the health emergency, has returned to full speed production. We hope that soon our country too will be able to return to daily life founded on commitment and passion for work and closeness to loved ones. We’ll get through this together”